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Friday, February 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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A day in the fields

The asparagus plant must be harvested seven days a week to produce a very perishable crop for the fresh and frozen markets, plus some for pickling. There is a competition among growers for good cutters who can make good money at the back-breaking task of cutting the stalks at the right size, cut with care to protect the younger stalks and with delicate handling to protect the final product.